June Mixtape - Backyard Astronomy

June 27, 2008

Backyard Astronomy

June’s mixtape is built for flights and bus rides, benefit parties and best friends. It’s kind of a 130 BPM multivitamin, or like mixing beer and Coke. Ingredients include both kinds of music: disco and electro, remixed Ibiza house standards, hip-hop and Swedish girl pop. Bobble-headed from SFO-CDG when I should have been sleeping, then spent a few hours over the past four days fine-tuning (mostly purging). My favorite part is probably in the middle, where I stuck Treasure Fingers’ nasty Fergie mix. That, or the Steve Aoki track, which is just plain awesome. I’ve wanted to mix Aoki out of Sexual Earthquake in Kobe for approx. forever. Backyard Astronomy clocks exactly 60 minutes and comes with a simple 3-step plan:

  1. Put on dancing shoes.
  2. Get a glass of champagne.
  3. DANCE

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  1. Avenue D — Slut
  2. Lime — You’re My Magician
  3. Boney M. — Dancing in the Streets
  4. Manu Dibango — Soul Makossa (Original Long Version)
  5. Röyksopp — 64 position
  6. Surkin — White Night Two
  7. The Streets — Get Out Of My House
  8. Mstrkrft — Easy Love
  9. Simian Mobile Disco — It’s the Beat (The Teenagers Remix)
  10. Avenue D — 2D2F
  11. Kolombo, Compuphonic — Passing Light (Original Mix)
  12. (Emo-Thug2) Spektrum/Tiefschwarz Vs. Unk — New 2 Step (DJ Morsy Remix)
  13. Feist & Boys Noize — My Moon My Man
  14. Crystal Castles — Crimewave (LAZRtag Remix)
  15. Inner City — Buena Vida (Carl Craig Mix)
  16. MSTRKRFT — Paris vs. Music Sounds Better With You
  17. Everything But The Girl — Tracey In My Room (Lazy Dog Bootleg Vocal mix with Soul Vision)
  18. Daft Punk — What More Time (Krames Remix)
  19. Juiceboxxx and Dre Skull — Center Stage
  20. Fergie — Glamorous (feat. Ludacris) (Treasure Fingers remix)
  21. Tegan and Sara — Back in Your Head (Tyler Fedchuk’s 1/2ALIVE disco remix)
  22. Dre Skull — I Want You Back
  23. Sexual Earthquake In Kobe — Dance Music (The Toxic Avenger Remix)
  24. Steve Aoki — Goose, Bring It On (with Todd Fink of The Faint guest drop)
  25. Maral Salmassi — Fire Gem
  26. Yelle — Je Veux Te Voir
  27. Lo-Fidelity Allstars & Space Raiders — (I Need The) D
  28. Todd Edwards — Far Away
  29. C-Ride — Pushin’ (Hensforth’s Skream at Me Remix)
  30. Surkin — Next of Kin (Todd Edwards’ Re-Kindled Mix)
  31. Lykke Li — Little Bit